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  • Dell Vostro without Windows Tax
  • Reclaiming the Buffalo router with free and open source LibreWRT distro
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  • New 'Serious Sam 3: BFE' Fixes lots of Bugs
  • More Open-Source Projects Eyeing Up C++11
  • NVIDIA joins in work on Tegra 2D graphics driver
  • Will Secure Boot Impact You?
  • Novell Files its Opening Appeal Brief in WordPerfect Case
  • Default Password of Raspberry Pi
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  • People Who Support Linux: Damien Levac Gives 3 Tips for Developing Games
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  • Netflix open sources Hystrix resilience library
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  • Popular Indie Game 'Dear Esther' Coming to Linux, Testers Needed
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  • The Dark Mod For Doom 3 On Linux
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  • The Security Incident on FreeBSD Infrastructure
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  • Linux brings over €10 million savings for Munich
  • Manage Your Perl Installation with Perlbrew
  • Firefox not saving cookie exceptions anymore
  • LINUX For You is Now Open Source For You
  • Setting limits with ulimit
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  • Enlightenment E17 Alpha 4 Released
  • Saying thanks to the open source community
  • Microsoft dragging its feet on Linux Secure Boot fix
  • Ubuntu fails to select the closest mirror
  • Bio-Linux 7.0.3 Is Based on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
  • German govt comes out against Trusted Computing and Secure Boot
  • AMD's New Catalyst Linux Driver Isn't Too Good
  • The Linux Setup - Max Bernstein, Programmer
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  • [Steam Autumn Sale] Save Money on 23 Linux Games
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  • Get Indie RPG 'The Real Texas' at Half Price
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  • Red Hat to offer online Linux and JBoss courses
  • GNOME Forums are coming
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  • Eschalon: Book III RPG Announced for Linux
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  • Team Fortress 2 Arrives on Steam

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  • Blizzard Will Re-Review Banned Diablo 3 Linux Accounts Upon Request
  • Control vs. influence: Which way for open source?
  • Puppy Linux 5.4.1 Is Now Available
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  • EXT4 File-System Tuning Benchmarks
  • How-to: Get started with MySQL
  • Debian Edu interview: Angela Fuß
  • XBMC 12.0 Beta Packs Exciting Features
  • CAINE 3.0 Review – Linux Forensics
  • Setting Up Your Raspberry Pi For Headless Use With SSH
  • Lenovo UEFI Only Wants To Boot Windows, RHEL
  • Blizzard Admits Linux User Was Wrongly Banned, Offers Refund
  • A Review of Three Linux Games on Steam
  • How to Use the Hosts File in Linux

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  • Skype 4.1 for Linux Brings Performance Improvements
  • Taking a look at NixNote
  • State of Mozilla and 2011 Financial Statements
  • Keith Curtis: Open Letter to fellow ex-Microsoftie Steven Sinofsky
  • Unity 4.0 Released!
  • I Will Survive – On Kickstarter
  • Xubuntu 12.10 - Day 2 - Customise the desktop
  • More in the series of bizarre UEFI bugs
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  • openSUSE Board Elections 2012
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  • Snowlinux 3 White Review: As usual good
  • A Template For Writing Linux Kernel Drivers
  • cults of personality redux
  • Tutorial: Inkscape calendar layout
  • Linux for a business traveller
  • GNOME Shell 3.6.2 Has Been Officially Released
  • Fund-seeking PengPod wants to inspire Truly Linux tablet movement
  • Indie Game ‘Amnesia’ Top Ubuntu Download in October
  • What is a Desktop?
  • How to upgrade your Linux box for Steam
  • Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 291
  • NVIDIA 310.19 Linux Driver Carries Enhancements
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